Governor names appointments to state arts council

Gov. Sean Parnell has reappointed Peggy Ferguson, Nancy Harbour and Roy Agloinga to the Alaska Council on the Arts. They will be joined by new members William Tull and Aassanaaq “Ossie” Kairaiuak.


Ferguson, of Fairbanks, has been a leader in Alaska community theater for more than 30 years, and is also active in promoting arts in education.

Harbour, of Anchorage, has spent more than 30 years working in the arts community in Alaska, and currently serves as the president of the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.

Agloinga, of Nome, is the chief operating officer of the Norton Sound Health Corporation. He is also the co-organizer and founder of Tupagvik Inc., a non-profit language preservation organization.

Tull, of Palmer, is the owner of William F. Tull and Associates, a law firm he has owned and operated since 1971.

Kairaiuak, of Anchorage, is a member of the Pamyua music group and the founder and drum leader of a traditional dance group, Acilquq.

The state arts council works to enrich the cultural life of Alaskans by encouraging and supporting excellence in the arts, providing opportunities for every Alaskan to experience the arts, promoting the practice and enjoyment of the arts in Alaska and guiding the development of the arts throughout the state.


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